Before you begin
Start an exercise
Waiting to start
Avoid accidental touch and button actions during exercise
The way you wear your watch has a big impact on the heart rate accuracy during your exercise.
Learn how to wear your watch to improve HR measuerements
GPS accuracy is important for measurements such as speed and distance. Make sure you are outside in an open area before you start your exercise to get a good GPS signal.
Learn how to improve GPS accuracy
Suunto 7 is ideal for all sorts of exercise, but battery use varies depending on your sport and the way you interact with your watch during exercise.
Learn how to maximize battery life during exercise
To get the most accurate HR and GPS data from the start, you can wait until the arrow icon (location) and heart icon (heart rate) above the start button turn white before starting your exercise.
If the heart rate icon stays gray, try moving your watch on your wrist about two fingers up from the wrist bone. If the arrow icon stays gray, move outside to an open area and wait for a better GPS signal.
If you stay in the start view for a while, for example when you wait for your watch to acquire its GPS location or get ready to start your race, you might see that the display switches to a low-power mode. Don’t worry, you can still start your exercise recording immediately by pressing the middle button.
Wet conditions or, for instance, the gear you are wearing can sometimes accidentally interrupt your exercise recording. To avoid accidental taps and button presses during exercise, you can lock the touch screen and button actions.
Unwanted actions such as rain drops or a wet sleeve can also drain your battery faster than expected by waking up the display repeatedly without you noticing.
When the screen and buttons actions are locked, you can:
When the screen and buttons actions are locked, you can’t: